HELP! My ASUS wont burn DVD-R:s

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#1

I resently bought an ASUS DRW-1604P-D (external) burner.
And I’ve been having tons of problems (and coasters) burning with it.

Finally I found out that it WILL burn: PLUS format DVD:s and MINUS format DVD-RW:s AND CD-RW:s BUT it wont burn CD-R or DVD-R:s though they are on ASUS:s list of compatible media. And it will READ everything.

I use Nero, & XP Pro, and installing SP2 didnt remove the probs.

The failure always occur when writing the LEAD-INN. I get the: "SCSI command aborted " message.

CD-R burning fails during midburn.

Somebody advice me: is this HW probs or is driver/software probs?
Can I fix this with some other drivers/ registry settings?

Frustrated.


#2

I think that is not the real error-message. Can you provide a log?
And check the Nero FAQ!


#3

OK Here is a typical logg from a failed burn.

NOTE: I have an IDE HD w. 2parts, a S-ATA w. 2 parts, 3 IDE drives (CDRW/DVDRW:s) an emulated drive (DAEMON tools) and the trouble making unit is an USB unit connected on a dedicated line/port (no USB-hub) with a 6’/1.8m cable (USB 2.0 certified) and its own separate power supply.

= NERO Log =

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 2003-12-16 20:18:06
Neroversion: 6.3.1.18 (Nero Express)
Brännare: <ASUS DRW-1604P> Version: 1.10 - HA 4 TA 0 - 6.3.1.18
Adapterdrivare: <> HA 4
Drive buffer : 2000kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 11
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: DVD+R9 DL recorder
CD-ROM <Generic DVD-ROM >Version: 1.0 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.3.1.18
Adapterdrivare: <d347prt> HA 3

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : IBM-DTLA-307030 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-332B atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DRU-500A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PHILIPS CDRW1610A atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3160023AS 3.05 viasraid Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : Generic DVD-ROM 1.0 d347prt Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-332B G: CDRom0
SONY DVD RW DRU-500A H: CDRom1
PHILIPS CDRW1610A I: CDRom2
Generic DVD-ROM J: CDRom3
ASUS DRW-1604P K: CDRom4

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523800kB)
Free physical memory: 188MB (192772kB)
Memory in use : 63 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

26.2.2005
ISO-kompilering
16:03:45 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6065
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

16:03:45 #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

16:03:45 #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer ASUS DRW-1604P running

16:03:45 #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

16:03:45 #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3172
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

16:03:46 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 246
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2168783 (481:57.08, 4235MB)

16:03:46 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 258
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

16:03:46 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2143
Recorder: ASUS DRW-1604P, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: FUJIFI - LM03
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

16:03:46 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 419
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

16:03:46 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2168784 (2168784) = #2168784/481:57.9
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2168784 blocks [ASUS DRW-1604P ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

16:03:47 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
Prepare recorder [ASUS DRW-1604P ] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4441669632, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2168784 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

16:03:48 #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Börja caching av filer

16:03:48 #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4182
Cache writing successful.

16:03:48 #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching av filer färdig

16:03:48 #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Börja bränning med 8x (11 080 KB/s)

16:03:48 #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

16:03:48 #17 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 6:46,458 (406458ms) -> OK

16:03:48 #18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1921
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

16:03:48 #19 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20453
Set BUFE: supported -> ON

16:03:48 #20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2062
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

16:03:48 #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8128
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

16:03:50 #22 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1294
16:03:50.343 - ASUS DRW-1604P\H4 T0 : Queue again later

16:03:54 #23 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1442
SCSI Exec, HA 4, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x06E10000
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

16:03:54 #24 CDR -500 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
SCSI-kommando avbrutet
ASUS DRW-1604P\H4 T0

16:03:54 #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

16:03:54 #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

16:03:54 #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2304
EndDAO: Last written address was 767

16:04:14 #28 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

16:04:14 #29 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

16:04:14 #30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Bränning misslyckades med 8x (11 080 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 2003-10-28 11:02:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\InCDfs.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 0, 5, size=93440 bytes, created 2004-09-13 11:54:06 (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\InCDpass.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 0, 5, size=28672 bytes, created 2004-09-13 11:54:46 (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\InCDrec.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 0, 5, size=7680 bytes, created 2004-09-13 11:58:10 (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\d347prt.sys’: Ver=3.47.0.0 built by: WinDDK, size=5248 bytes, created 2004-08-22 16:31:48 (Adapter driver for src)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)


#4

Move the drive to the secondary INTERNAL IDE channel. Leave out the other ROM drives. Remove both primary and secondary IDE channels from device manager. Reboot. Confirm all devices are running in DMA mode. Retest.


#5

Tnx… but… the troublesome drive is an USB drive NOT an IDE unit.

(see I am tired of all the fan noise so my PC is in the kitchen, then there is a litlle hole in the wall with a lot of cables going through and an external USB driven unit next to my monitor, and a distant fan rumble… :slight_smile:


#6

Can’t you take it out of the enclosure and put it inside the PC? A well-designed PC shouldn’t be noisy. Check out other cooling options for the CPU and case.


#7

I want the hardware config the way they ARE.

It is the burning problems that I want to solve.
Obvously the hardware part works just fine or I wouldnt be able to burn anything. It is the driver/software config that seems to be the problem.

Would it help if I replaced Nero with some other burner app?
Which app is best?
How is “Alcohol 120”?
Any recomendations?


#8

There is the problem, IMO.


#9

If so then WHY does it burn RW:s but not R:s?
Why does it burn PLUS-R but flopps on MINUS-R?
And why does it burn CD-RW:s but not CD-R:s?


#10

We have seen this before on other external units such as the Mad Dog MD-16XDVD9 external.
DVD-R fails, DVD+R burns fine…
This could be due to drive firmware and/or the external enclosure chipset/firmware.

Have you updated to the latest firmware version?
Have you tried burning from another PC ?


#11

The latest firmware have ben installed and NO I havent tried on an other machine.

So this is common then that the MINUS format makes trouble?
Only on EXTERNALS or is it common also on all burners?